Topic: Why is this forum written in php

and not rails?

Just an observation.

Dave

Re: Why is this forum written in php

http://railsforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=136

I think the situation is still the same.

Last edited by MJA (2008-03-18 02:49:49)

Re: Why is this forum written in php

Is there a good Rails forum out there?

Re: Why is this forum written in php

Beast, now becoming altered beast, is out there.

Re: Why is this forum written in php

We looked at Beast -- it's a nice forum, but really lacks the administration and community management features we're looking for.

Altered Beast I hadn't of... you mean this? http://github.com/courtenay/altered_beast/tree/master

The project doesn't seem super active...

We also looked at El Dorado, but I think that project is going in a direction that doesn't really mesh with our goals (it is becoming more of a full CMS system).

We're actually playing around with vBulletin right now as we've really outgrown PunBB, in our opinion.  We'd love to use a Rails-based forum, but we also believe that you should always use the best tool for the job ... right now, a more developed PHP-based forum system (like vB) is better suited to what we're looking to accomplish. smile

Josh Catone helps run this place
Rails Forum - Rails Jobs

Re: Why is this forum written in php

Josh wrote:

We looked at Beast -- it's a nice forum, but really lacks the administration and community management features we're looking for.

Altered Beast I hadn't of... you mean this? http://github.com/courtenay/altered_beast/tree/master

The project doesn't seem super active...

We also looked at El Dorado, but I think that project is going in a direction that doesn't really mesh with our goals (it is becoming more of a full CMS system).

We're actually playing around with vBulletin right now as we've really outgrown PunBB, in our opinion.  We'd love to use a Rails-based forum, but we also believe that you should always use the best tool for the job ... right now, a more developed PHP-based forum system (like vB) is better suited to what we're looking to accomplish. smile

Yeah that's what I meant, I don't really know much about either apart from their existence, stumbled onto altered beast when I was looking for some examples of rSpecs to help me get moving on rspec.

Re: Why is this forum written in php

Haha I wondered that at first. Then I tried to setup a forum on a rails site and realized exactly why. I ended up patching punBB into the rails app rather than rewrite. :-P

Re: Why is this forum written in php

Beast is really nice forum

Last edited by crewen (2012-06-26 08:19:57)

Re: Why is this forum written in php

I agree beast is a really good forum...***** online

Last edited by mindex (2012-01-16 07:18:29)